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Spotlight on the BENGIS Family #general

Josh Marks <josh@...>
 

With the help of many fellow family conspirators, I have been focusing
on compiling the entire tree of the BENGIS family, which is born of
rabbinical roots in Vilna.

Notable family members include: Rabbi Zelig Reuven Bengis, writer Ingrid
Bengis, WWII POW veteran Henry Thomas Bengis, 1961 Yankees batboy Fred
Bengis, and magnate Arnold Bengis, aka the Lobster Mobster. And, of
course, the list would not be complete without mentioning my wonderful
grandmother, Rose Bengis.

While the family roots are Lithuanian, the family has spread to America,
South Africa, and has popped up in Germany, Cuba, Russia and hopefully
other countries.

If you have Bengis family members or are just interested, please see my
website at:
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/r/Joshua-J-Marks/WEBSITE-
0001/UHP-Index.html#Bengis

The site, I believe, is well documented, but particularly notable
contributions come >from Nicholas Friedman, Angela Lurie, Daniel Bengis,
Henry T. Bengis, and, of course, my grandparents, Rose (Bengis) and Ted
Marks.

I hope to hear >from you!

Thanks,
Josh Marks
josh@goldstargroup.com
Washington, DC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Spotlight on the BENGIS Family #general

Josh Marks <josh@...>
 

With the help of many fellow family conspirators, I have been focusing
on compiling the entire tree of the BENGIS family, which is born of
rabbinical roots in Vilna.

Notable family members include: Rabbi Zelig Reuven Bengis, writer Ingrid
Bengis, WWII POW veteran Henry Thomas Bengis, 1961 Yankees batboy Fred
Bengis, and magnate Arnold Bengis, aka the Lobster Mobster. And, of
course, the list would not be complete without mentioning my wonderful
grandmother, Rose Bengis.

While the family roots are Lithuanian, the family has spread to America,
South Africa, and has popped up in Germany, Cuba, Russia and hopefully
other countries.

If you have Bengis family members or are just interested, please see my
website at:
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/r/Joshua-J-Marks/WEBSITE-
0001/UHP-Index.html#Bengis

The site, I believe, is well documented, but particularly notable
contributions come >from Nicholas Friedman, Angela Lurie, Daniel Bengis,
Henry T. Bengis, and, of course, my grandparents, Rose (Bengis) and Ted
Marks.

I hope to hear >from you!

Thanks,
Josh Marks
josh@goldstargroup.com
Washington, DC


Kamenka on the Dneister historical photos #general

Marilyn Feingold <mrl516@...>
 

I am attempting to write a book about my family. Kamenka on the Dneister
River is where my story begins. Does anyone know where I can find some
historical photographs or old post cards of Kamenka ? Thanks in advance
for your suggestions or ideas. Marilyn Feingold


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kamenka on the Dneister historical photos #general

Marilyn Feingold <mrl516@...>
 

I am attempting to write a book about my family. Kamenka on the Dneister
River is where my story begins. Does anyone know where I can find some
historical photographs or old post cards of Kamenka ? Thanks in advance
for your suggestions or ideas. Marilyn Feingold


Addresses of archivists in Germany and elsewhere #germany

MBernet@...
 

A few days ago I suggested that in Germany at least it was often more
productive to query the Stadtarchivist or the Staatsarchivist for information,
than to get it >from the Standesamt (local registrar).

I've had a number of enquiries >from genners requesting the specific contact
information.

Does anyone have a list or an url for finding
the appropriate local archivist's office?

Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com


Re: Death Certificate # - Morris KAUFMAN -Brooklyn #general

Lisa Bracco <lisa5bracco4@...>
 

Dear Sharen,
The website info I gave you for the office of vital records is an old
address. Here is the new one:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/home.html


Lisa

"SJ Hogarth" <sjhogarth@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
I am hoping that some kind soul would be willing to look up the death

certificate number for my great uncle, Morris KAUFMAN. Social Security
records indicate that he died in October 1974 - 11235, Brooklyn, Kings.
His
birth date is given as 15 March 1884 & S.I.N. # 115-10-8780.

Wish I could join all of you at the conference. Have a great time!

Kind regards,
Sharen Hogarth
Ontario, Canada


German SIG #Germany Addresses of archivists in Germany and elsewhere #germany

MBernet@...
 

A few days ago I suggested that in Germany at least it was often more
productive to query the Stadtarchivist or the Staatsarchivist for information,
than to get it >from the Standesamt (local registrar).

I've had a number of enquiries >from genners requesting the specific contact
information.

Does anyone have a list or an url for finding
the appropriate local archivist's office?

Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Death Certificate # - Morris KAUFMAN -Brooklyn #general

Lisa Bracco <lisa5bracco4@...>
 

Dear Sharen,
The website info I gave you for the office of vital records is an old
address. Here is the new one:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/home.html


Lisa

"SJ Hogarth" <sjhogarth@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
I am hoping that some kind soul would be willing to look up the death

certificate number for my great uncle, Morris KAUFMAN. Social Security
records indicate that he died in October 1974 - 11235, Brooklyn, Kings.
His
birth date is given as 15 March 1884 & S.I.N. # 115-10-8780.

Wish I could join all of you at the conference. Have a great time!

Kind regards,
Sharen Hogarth
Ontario, Canada


manifest wanted on S.S. Cameronia #general

Evelyn Filippi
 

Dear Genners, . I need a Manifest for the ship S.S. Cameronia >from
Glasgow Scotland to New York on August 31, 1940 . please contact me
privately . I want to thank you again before and after.
thank you
Evelyn Fillipi Manhattan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen manifest wanted on S.S. Cameronia #general

Evelyn Filippi
 

Dear Genners, . I need a Manifest for the ship S.S. Cameronia >from
Glasgow Scotland to New York on August 31, 1940 . please contact me
privately . I want to thank you again before and after.
thank you
Evelyn Fillipi Manhattan


WW I German military cemeteries #general

Jules Levin
 

I have been watching the history of WW I on the Military Channel,
which is a several hours series that has run at least twice.
Judging >from the narration, it seems to be a British production.
Last evening was devoted to Germany's last offensives in 1918, and it
ended with a long fade-out shot of crosses in a German military cemetery.
The crosses in the foreground had name, rank, units,
and dates clearly visible. There was a column, same height as the
crosses, in the middle background. To my amazement, clearly visible on
it was carved a Mogen David in a circle.
I am wondering if there has ever been an inventory of such
gravestones? But there are some puzzles here. Curious that the grave
markers remained untouched during the Nazi period--unless a soldier's
burial among Christians gave some immunity? Somewhere I read that
200,000 Jews served in the Central Powers armies in WW I
(my Bar Mitzvah teacher had been a chaplain on the Eastern
Front). If so, it seems that 20,000 KIA, missing, etc. would
not be unreasonable. Your thoughts?
Jules Levin
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WW I German military cemeteries #general

Jules Levin
 

I have been watching the history of WW I on the Military Channel,
which is a several hours series that has run at least twice.
Judging >from the narration, it seems to be a British production.
Last evening was devoted to Germany's last offensives in 1918, and it
ended with a long fade-out shot of crosses in a German military cemetery.
The crosses in the foreground had name, rank, units,
and dates clearly visible. There was a column, same height as the
crosses, in the middle background. To my amazement, clearly visible on
it was carved a Mogen David in a circle.
I am wondering if there has ever been an inventory of such
gravestones? But there are some puzzles here. Curious that the grave
markers remained untouched during the Nazi period--unless a soldier's
burial among Christians gave some immunity? Somewhere I read that
200,000 Jews served in the Central Powers armies in WW I
(my Bar Mitzvah teacher had been a chaplain on the Eastern
Front). If so, it seems that 20,000 KIA, missing, etc. would
not be unreasonable. Your thoughts?
Jules Levin
Los Angeles


Hebrew name on Ketuba #general

godfrey marcus <glmarcus@...>
 

Please can anyone help. What is the following name?
Kuf reysh aleph samekh lamed

Thank you
Godfrey Marcus


Re: Meier Perla/ Peter Meyer in Lomza #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Thu, 17 Aug 2006 07:24:19 UTC, sjoysk@yahoo.com (Shari Kantrow) wrote:

Dear Genners,
Thanks to all who have answered my posts privately
and on the group. If I understand correctly >from the
responses received, the names I am researching in this
particular period in Lomza, namely in the early
1860's, were a transition >from patronymics to
surnames, and therefore, a mix of both.
Additionally, I have heard that it was possible from
someone >from Russian/Poland to claim they were of
German nationality and totally convert the name, for
example, >from Meier PERLA to Peter MEYER. Is this
definitely so in this case, I don't know, but it gives
me hope.
Does anyone know why someone in 1884 might claim a
different origin on the passenger list (German)or
perhaps why they would leave >from Rotterdam, which
appears to be quite a distance >from Lomza?
The question on the Passenger Manifest is where did the passenger embark,
not where he started his journey. It doesn't seem difficult to imagine that
the couple got somehow >from Lomza to Holland, likely by rail >from Bialystok,
and then took ship to America. Lomza is not a port, and the way west would
involve first to travel to Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerpen, or Rotterdam to begin
the wet part of the trip.

For comparison, my maternal grandfather, who was living at the time in Iasi
Romania, travelled to the US >from Bremen. Had Geographical distance been the
chief criterion, he might have been expected to sail >from Constanza (on the
Black Sea) to Athens, and work his way westward >from there; but there is
rail transportation >from Iasi to Bremen. In the case of your couple, it may
be that rail to Rotterdam was a cheaper or less arduous choice.

Regards,

Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, New Jersey
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew name on Ketuba #general

godfrey marcus <glmarcus@...>
 

Please can anyone help. What is the following name?
Kuf reysh aleph samekh lamed

Thank you
Godfrey Marcus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Meier Perla/ Peter Meyer in Lomza #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Thu, 17 Aug 2006 07:24:19 UTC, sjoysk@yahoo.com (Shari Kantrow) wrote:

Dear Genners,
Thanks to all who have answered my posts privately
and on the group. If I understand correctly >from the
responses received, the names I am researching in this
particular period in Lomza, namely in the early
1860's, were a transition >from patronymics to
surnames, and therefore, a mix of both.
Additionally, I have heard that it was possible from
someone >from Russian/Poland to claim they were of
German nationality and totally convert the name, for
example, >from Meier PERLA to Peter MEYER. Is this
definitely so in this case, I don't know, but it gives
me hope.
Does anyone know why someone in 1884 might claim a
different origin on the passenger list (German)or
perhaps why they would leave >from Rotterdam, which
appears to be quite a distance >from Lomza?
The question on the Passenger Manifest is where did the passenger embark,
not where he started his journey. It doesn't seem difficult to imagine that
the couple got somehow >from Lomza to Holland, likely by rail >from Bialystok,
and then took ship to America. Lomza is not a port, and the way west would
involve first to travel to Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerpen, or Rotterdam to begin
the wet part of the trip.

For comparison, my maternal grandfather, who was living at the time in Iasi
Romania, travelled to the US >from Bremen. Had Geographical distance been the
chief criterion, he might have been expected to sail >from Constanza (on the
Black Sea) to Athens, and work his way westward >from there; but there is
rail transportation >from Iasi to Bremen. In the case of your couple, it may
be that rail to Rotterdam was a cheaper or less arduous choice.

Regards,

Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, New Jersey
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.


Re: NYC election district vs. enumeration district #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Ruth Hyman asked, "...if I know a Manhattan address, the assembly
district, and the enumeration district (>from both 1920 and 1930 censuses),
how do I determine the election district?"

My answer: ED stands for enumeration district when it's used in a
Federal census, but it stands for election district when it's used in a
state census (which I assume is your purpose) or an election.

There are two ways to determine the election district. The first
method is to make a trip to a library or other facility that has maps of
the year that you want, find where the maps are, find the map you want,
take out your magnifying glass, etc.

The second way is to go to Steve Morse's portal page and use the NY
Census AD/ED Finder in the small section on the New York Census in the
middle of the page. It's practically self explanatory, but there are FAQs
that explain it anyway. (There's even an FAQ that explains the difference
between the two different types of EDs). When there is a fill-in for only
the street name, i.e., not the house number, the key is to find the
location on a map and then use the street names that trace that physical
block. OK, so that's a four-step, not a one-step, so it takes a minute
instead of 15 seconds, but it still gives you you the ED (election
district) -- unless there was more than one ED on that block, in which
case it will give you both, or all.

Good luck and regards,

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC election district vs. enumeration district #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Ruth Hyman asked, "...if I know a Manhattan address, the assembly
district, and the enumeration district (>from both 1920 and 1930 censuses),
how do I determine the election district?"

My answer: ED stands for enumeration district when it's used in a
Federal census, but it stands for election district when it's used in a
state census (which I assume is your purpose) or an election.

There are two ways to determine the election district. The first
method is to make a trip to a library or other facility that has maps of
the year that you want, find where the maps are, find the map you want,
take out your magnifying glass, etc.

The second way is to go to Steve Morse's portal page and use the NY
Census AD/ED Finder in the small section on the New York Census in the
middle of the page. It's practically self explanatory, but there are FAQs
that explain it anyway. (There's even an FAQ that explains the difference
between the two different types of EDs). When there is a fill-in for only
the street name, i.e., not the house number, the key is to find the
location on a map and then use the street names that trace that physical
block. OK, so that's a four-step, not a one-step, so it takes a minute
instead of 15 seconds, but it still gives you you the ED (election
district) -- unless there was more than one ED on that block, in which
case it will give you both, or all.

Good luck and regards,

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


Re: Strarovitze #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Sara Fraiman-Bavly" wrote

Does somebody knows something about Strarovize in Russia? The only search
result of the ShtetlSeeker was Staryy Or'yebash. No archive results.

Sara,

There is village Starovichi in Ukraine, 51 miles NW >from the capital city
Kyyiv.
Slownik Geograficzny Krolewstwa Polskiego (publ. Warsaw 1890), identifies
this village as parish Starowicze in Radomysl district, located near streams
Krapiwna and Trudobela.

Publications quotes 550 residents, including 6 Jews and 6 Roman Catholics.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Strarovitze #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Sara Fraiman-Bavly" wrote

Does somebody knows something about Strarovize in Russia? The only search
result of the ShtetlSeeker was Staryy Or'yebash. No archive results.

Sara,

There is village Starovichi in Ukraine, 51 miles NW >from the capital city
Kyyiv.
Slownik Geograficzny Krolewstwa Polskiego (publ. Warsaw 1890), identifies
this village as parish Starowicze in Radomysl district, located near streams
Krapiwna and Trudobela.

Publications quotes 550 residents, including 6 Jews and 6 Roman Catholics.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta, Canada